“Iomairibh eutrom ho ro (Row Lightly)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (recording, Allan MacDonald)
Keywords: foreignlanguage sea work injury worksong worker
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Hebr))

Description

In Scots Gaelic; "The milkmaid went to the seashore/And she did a thing that others would not do there/She gathered shell-fish at high tide there/And she broke her leg and cut her hand there." Chorus: "Row lightly, ho ro"

Notes

Why do I get the feeling something else happened to the milkmaid? - PJS

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